Burns from hot water heaters can be extremely painful and expensive to treat. Not only does this type of burn require ongoing medical treatment and outpatient therapy, but it frequently leaves the victim scarred, disfigured, and emotionally traumatized.
Free Hot Water Heater Injury Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has suffered a serious burn injury or hot water scald injury because of another’s negligence or wrongful actions, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
According to the Consumers Product Safety Commission (CPSC), fires involving gas water heaters result in 316 injuries and 17 deaths per year. A gas water heater can be located in a garage or utility room where it draws in combustion air near ground level. If a hydrocarbon such as gasoline is spilled in the vicinity of the water heater, a fire is extremely likely.
Additionally, the CPSC cites burns as one of the most frequently reported injuries that occur in the home. Each year, a number of these injuries occur as the result of defective hot water heaters or hot water heaters that have been set too high. The typical victims of burn injuries from these defective products are children and the elderly.
Luckily, a hot water heater injury victim does have legal rights to be compensated for his or her injuries. These burn injuries are extremely painful, result in permanent scarring and disfigurement, and require extensive and expensive medical care and treatment.
Do I have a Hot Water Heater Injury Lawsuit?
The Personal Injury & Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in hot water heater injury lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.